The temperatures are going up in Hodgenville and so are the chances that you’ll be running your air conditioner to stay comfortable. Greater usage also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair.
Here are a couple tips on what to be on the lookout for and signs that you might need to call in a professional to take a look at your air conditioner.
- Air isn’t getting cold – Potentially one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner isn’t running correctly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t seeing the results in your home, it’s a good indication that you’ll need someone to check it out. Keep in mind if it’s an extremely hot day, it might take longer for your home to cool down.
- Decrease in airflow – If the air coming out of your vents doesn’t seem to be coming out as fast or strong as usual, there might be an issue. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at Phelps Heating & Cooling.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is likely not a good sign. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s making any unusual sounds such as clanking, buzzing or rattling. There are a lot of moving parts inside your air conditioner, which can become loose or damaged after years of wear and tear
When it’s functioning effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and give you an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system.
Routine maintenance also helps reveal issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with Phelps Heating & Cooling this spring to proactively ensure your air conditioner is ready to go.
Before it gets too hot, test out your air conditioner to see how it operates so you can make any proper repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort in limbo as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give Phelps Heating & Cooling a call at 270-358-3167 to set up an appointment.